Abbott Facilities Manager - Sturgis, MI Plant (1st Shift) in Sturgis, Michigan

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:

Maintain the plant buildings and grounds including, but not limited to, elevators, utilities distribution systems, floors, walls, ceilings, roofs, sewer systems, doors, parking lots, lawns and vegetation. Manage the operation of the laundry, housekeeping, recycle center, solid and liquid hazardous and non-hazardous waste, maintenance of all plant vehicles and associated equipment such as high lifts, fleet cars and trucks.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system

  • Maintaining all painted surfaces in a 787,000 square foot facility –scraping, touchup and painting

  • Exterior grounds maintenance-cleanup, lawn care, snow removal, parking lot walkways, shrubs, etc.

  • Coordinate all facilities work with the applicable departments

  • Coordinate the inspections of fire protection systems, fogging systems and utilities distribution systems

  • Schedule and supervise contractors for facilities maintenance, painting, roofing, lawn, snow removal, floor and tile work, insulation, windows, doors, etc.

  • Act as the Project Engineer and/or Project Sponsor for minor and major facilities projects such as re-roofing, flooring replacements, remodeling and expansions

  • Manage janitorial, laundry, recycling/trash removal services on three shifts

  • Maintain hazardous waste disposal activities and records

  • Maintain plant facilities, buildings, grounds and the fixed assets of the buildings as to permit the safe, efficient and economical conduct of business at the Sturgis plant in compliance with all Abbott and regulatory requirements

  • Maintain a superior level of housekeeping and GMP in the plant common areas such as offices, restrooms and hallways

  • Manage manufacturing services and laundry

  • Responsible for operation of the recycle center, hazardous waste removal and waste oil removal

  • Maintain the plant vehicle fleet to provide safe and reliable transportation

  • Purchase and maintain inventories of cleaning and sanitizing products for use in the facility

  • Manage security of the buildings and grounds by maintaining fences, doors, gates, lighting and fire systems

  • Direct supervision of 19 non-exempt plant employees

  • Extreme variation in type of work and methods used to complete tasks.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering preferred.


  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals

  • Must know and understand GMP standards, Infant Formula Act and FDA requirements for maintaining proper facilities for the manufacturer of infant formula products

  • Responsible for maintaining the plant and grounds in a manner that meets these regulations. Must understand hazardous waste regulations, pest control, air and water requirements, proper cleaning methods and all other functions necessary to establish a proper manufacturing environment

  • Technical expertise required for facilities maintenance and fork truck repair


Position will have full accountability for expense budgets of $3.0MM, payroll budget of $700,000 and capital budgets of up to $1.5MM. This person will have signatory authority of $50,000 capital and $10,000 expense. Failure to properly manage the responsibilities could result in regulatory action, product loss and manufacturing inefficiencies.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email